I noticed that the air is not blowing from the vents where the mode selector is turned. It is only blowing out of the defrost vents, the end-dash vents and the rear console vents. I know that the mode actuator is not working. I know that it is on the drivers side above the gas pedal. I have already checked it by watching from below while the selector is turned on the panel. It makes a "clicking" noise when you turn the selector to the upper vent position. It does not make the noise when it is turned to the defrost or the defrost/floor vent position.
I would like to know what is the proper and best way to remove the actuator and replace it. I am a big guy and I can barely wiggle into the floorboard space, much less move my arms up to try and get a socket on the retaining screws. I was also told that there is plate behind the actuator that you must hold in place while replacing the old with the new or "gears will fall out". I have worked on replacing actuators before on GM vehicles but this one is in a place that is tougher to get to than any of the older models.
Any procedures or suggestion would be appreciated!
have the same problem?
Thursday, May 1st, 2014 AT 6:52 PM